Saltmarshe Hall wedding published in Living North magazine!


I received some wonderful news this week that Sam and Chesca’s wedding had been published in Living North magazine!

This was such an amazing wedding and I’m SO thrilled it’s been featured! It was such an honour not only to be part of this day with Sam and Chesca, but also to work with such an amazing team of talented suppliers. Make sure to check out the credits below for these awesome people! A special shoutout too to Saltmarshe Hall. This was my first time visiting the venue and I certainly hope it won’t be my last!

I often meet my couples for the first time at their engagement shoot, if they come for a coffee at The Studio or over Zoom. But I’ve actually know Sam for many years as we grew up in the same village! Sam was a groomsman for another of my weddings back in 2019 and that was when I first met Chesca. Since then I have absolutely loved getting to know them both. They have made me feel like such a valuable part of their wedding, not just a supplier.

We did their engagement shoot early last year near their home in Selby. I was even invited to stay for homemade pizzas afterwards which was just a dream! I knew when the wedding day finally arrived that it was always going to be special.

Arriving at Saltmarshe Hall for the first time was amazing. The venue itself was just beautiful. The grounds were filled with autumn colours which just made me even more excited for the photo opportunities!

Sam and Chesca were both getting ready at the venue. Chesca with her bridesmaids and Sam with his groomsmen. It was such a fun morning. We had singing, dancing, Charlie’s Angel poses, tears of joy and photos in the bath!

Once everyone was ready, the bridesmaids walked down the famous Saltmarshe staircase to greet Sam. This was followed by Chesca who was greeted by the groomsmen. I hadn’t seen this done at a wedding before and it really was such a lovely moment.

Chesca walked down the aisle with her dad by her side. Sam couldn’t hold back the tears seeing his beautiful bride for the first time.

The ceremony was conducted by the very talented celebrant that is Penelope Jayne. Sam and Chesca had their legal ceremony a few days before the wedding, which meant they could have much more freedom in the way the ceremony was conducted on the day. They had a ring warming, which meant passing their wedding rings around every single one of their guests before exchanging them. They even played rock, paper, scissors to decide who read their vows first!

All in all it was amazing to capture a ceremony full of so much love. Steering away from set traditions to create something that was entirely personal.

Once they had tied the knot (literally!), we headed outside to a mountain of confetti, and the celebrations began. Everyone was in such high spirits (and not only because the rain held off!). The guests just about blew the roof off when they welcomed Sam and Chesca into the room for the wedding breakfast!

The speeches were so brilliantly executed; some really tugging at the heartstrings, with others bringing the humour. I was particularly touched to hear the way Chesca thanked each and every one of their wedding suppliers. When she mentioned that they had wanted me to photograph the wedding even before they were engaged, I could hardly contain my emotions!

After the meal we headed outside to get some gorgeous photos of the newlyweds, before the party officially kicked off. Sam and Chesca did an upbeat first dance to a Blink 182 song, which got everyone up and dancing!

This was such a happy day, and I’m so glad I was able to be even just a small part of it.

Huge shoutout to the incredible team behind Sam and Chesca’s wedding day!

Photography – Lily North Photography
Venue – Saltmarshe Hall
Video – Clique Visuals
Celebrant – Penelope Jayne
Florist – All Occasions Florist
Hair – Tangles Salon
Make-up – Parlour Make Up Studio
Band – Rockafella